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Australian Bitcoin bank hacked, $1.3million stolen

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An Australian bitcoin bank holding over US$1 million of the crypto-currency has been hacked, leaving an unknown number of users with nothing – one of the largest thefts in the currency’s four-year history. The incident took place on October 26, when the bank was hacked, with 4,100 bitcoins valued at …

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Americans warned bank ‘bail-ins’ coming

Experts say institutions will grab deposits without warning With the United States facing a $17 trillion debt and an acidic debate in Washington over raising that debt limit on top of a potential government shutdown, Congress could mimic recent European action to let banks initiate a “bail-in” to blunt future …

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Bank of America to fire 16,000 by year end

Curious why nearly 4 years ago to the day Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson told Ken Lewis to purchase Merrill Lynch “or else” (but to make sure everyone gets paid their bonuses bright and early with no cuts)? It certainly had to do with the stock price and preserving the …

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How your bank account could disappear

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On the same morning we hear that ¼ of Wall Street executives think that fraud is a necessary part of “doing business” in the financial sector, we hear of a second “MF Global”. The U.S.’s so-called regulators are now reporting that somewhere around $220 million in customer funds is “missing” at a financial institution known as …

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British bank chief admits to £2.4m fraud

Jessica Harper Lloyds TSB banking fraud

Jessica Harper, a former boss for UK bank Lloyds TSB, has admitted a £2.4million fraud over a four year period, while being in charge of fraud and security for digital banking. Harper’s job was to prevent fraud at Lloyds Banking Group. But she has now attended Southwark crown court, in …

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The Libor scandal explained

Libor Scandal

According to news reports, UK banks fixed the London interbank borrowing rate (Libor) with the complicity of the Bank of England (UK central bank) at a low rate in order to obtain a cheap borrowing cost. The way this scandal is playing out is that the banks benefitted from borrowing …

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UK banks won’t survive another recession

Bank of England London

Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has warned that British banks are too weak to weather another financial crisis, adding that government officials haven’t “got to the heart” of what went wrong in 2008. Speaking to BBC Radio 4 on Monday, King criticised current measures being taken by the …

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ECB to buy gold and stocks next as Japanese QE fails

ECB European Central Bank Yves Mersch

While it remains to be seen if a majority of the Swiss population want their central bank to purchase a whopping 1,500 tons of gold in the coming years, perhaps the most notable event for gold overnight (aside from news that while India exports fell 5% in October, gold and silver …

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Central banker appointed as Prime Minister of Ukraine

Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine

A reshuffled Ukrainian Parliament installed following a coup last week has voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new prime minister of the country. Yats, as Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, called him, is a natural choice. He is …

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Obama stops NSA spying on IMF and World Bank

International Monetary Fund Headquarters

International Monetary Fund Headquarters in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama has called on the National Security Agency to halt spying on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in conjunction with a review of surveillance activities, Reuters reported. A US official told the news agency that …

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia hires G4S to spy on politicians

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An undercover surveillance operation ordered by the Commonwealth Bank has embroiled the institution in a spying scandal, with senior MPs monitored and photographed by private detectives investigating one of its critics. The bank hired security firm G4S to conduct ”Operation Lantern”, round-the-clock surveillance on consumer advocate and anti-banking lobbyist Michael …

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Bank of England director warns: Bond bubble threatens financial system

Andrew Haldane

Bank of England Director: Andrew Haldane A key Bank of England policymaker has warned of the risks to global financial stability when “the biggest bond bubble in history” bursts. In a wide-ranging testimony to MPs, Andy Haldane, Bank of England director of financial stability, admitted the central bank’s new financial policy committee is taking …

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Australia will be a casualty of the currency wars

Australian money currency

The world’s most powerful nations are sitting on zero interest rates and printing money to get their currencies down, and there’s very little Australia can do about it, writes Alan Kohler. The currency war will be on in earnest in 2013 as the United States, Europe, Japan and China all …

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Germany repatriated 120 tonnes of gold in 2014

Germany Bundesbank gold

The Bundesbank successfully continued and further stepped up its transfers of gold last year. In 2014, 120 tonnes of gold were transferred to Frankfurt am Main from storage locations abroad: 35 tonnes from Paris and 85 tonnes from New York. “Implementation of our new gold storage plan is proceeding smoothly. …

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Bank Stocks Loved Janet Yellen’s Congressional Testimony

Bank of America

Fed chair, Janet Yellen testified before Congress on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, 14 February 2017. The Congressional hearing provided cannon fodder to traders looking to go long on bank stocks. Yellen expressed optimism about the state of the US economy, given falling unemployment numbers, rising inflation, and robust economic growth. She …

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Hackers steal $81 million from central bank

Hackers account hacked Swift central bank

The Bangladesh Bank hackers, who managed to steal $81 Million from the bank last month in one of the largest bank heists in history, actually made their tracks clear after hacking into SWIFT, the heart of the global financial system. SWIFT, stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, is a …

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US drone whistleblowers have their bank accounts frozen

US drone whistleblowers

The U.S. Government failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen, according to human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack. “My drone operators went public this week and now their credit …

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Iceland citizens to get paid from sale of bank

Iceland flag bankers bank

First, Iceland jailed its crooked bankers for their direct involvement in the financial crisis of 2008. Now, every Icelander will receive a payout for the sale of one of its three largest banks, Íslandsbanki. If Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson has his way — and he likely will — Icelanders will be paid kr …

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Switzerland’s central bank just lost $52 billion

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The Swiss Franc is getting crushed. Most banks around the world couldn’t survive losing $50 billion in six months. But most banks don’t print their own money. The Swiss National Bank, Switzerland’s central bank, announced on Friday that it suffered a first-half loss of 50.1 billion Swiss francs ($52 billion), the vast …

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Japanese bank using multilingual robot to serve customers

Japan bank robot NAO

One of Japan‘s megabanks, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, showcased a robot bank teller on 13 April at its down-town Tokyo branch in the hope that the multilingual robot will help foreign customers during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. NAO, the programmable 58cm mini-robot, is equipped with multiple sensors, and responds to …

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